Memoirs of Goldoni, Written by Himself; Forming a Complete History of His Life and Writings Volume 1

Memoirs of Goldoni, Written by Himself; Forming a Complete History of His Life and Writings Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...with 'him, it was requisite that I should visit him in-l stantly. I accordingly dressed myself, and set out. The minister seeing me at nine o'clock in the morning, suspected that something particularhad urged my visit. He received me in his dressingroom. I gave him to understand that I Wished to speak to him privately, and he gave orders for his servants to leave us. I related to him what had happened the preceding day; I gave him a description of the disagreeable conversation which had so much shocked me; communicated the opinion of Count Prata to him; and I concluded with" observing, that I was the most embarrassed man in the world... M. Bartolini was much amused with the account of the comic scene of the three heroic actors, and asked me to allow him to read my opera.---" My opera, Sir P It is no longer in existence."--" What have you done with it P"--" I have burnt it."--" You have burnt it?"---" Yes, Sir, I have burned my whole stock, my sole property, all my resources and my hopes." ' The minister laughed still more heartily at this, and after laughing and talking for some time, the result was, that I took up my residence with him; that he received me in the character of gentleman of his chamber, gave me a very pretty apartment; and, notwithstanding my disappointment, I found, taking every thing into consideration, that I was rather a gainer than a loser. My employment was confined to agreeable commissions, such as complimenting noble Venetians on their travels, or waiting upon the governor or magistrates of Milan in the business of the republic. These occasions were by no means fre(quent, and I had all my leisure at my disposal, for my amusement or otherwise as I...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236819985
  • 9781236819987